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Prep for back on the roadness

 

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Sanded Back & new headlights

 

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Closer to paint, couple of rust patches getting taken care of too

 

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never bugged me before but the strip on this side is half inch longer than other side & sticks out a tad

 

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Got the rally car back & moved a few things around into their new spots

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In case anyone cares / reads these things here's the bill for the Front windscreen rubber

 

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will be the same if you're an Esky fan, looks swish now I seen a bill for a windscreen too, not much change from $3k from the last www.Avenger.co.nz member who had one replaced via insurance

 

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revelation "Red" is 40 this year yeah

 

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must be time to re-road this thing

 

aslo drove "White" about the other day

 

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Such a tease here it is

 

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A years rego cost the same as a tank of gas!
 
Odo stats 86488 at time of WOF
 
link to discussion thread is at the totp
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So short story : Test driving after fresh wof Week before Leadfoot CHOICE

 

Drove Palmy Tues night fine....

 

Back to Dvk she lets go all water via split in the Radiator I had been monitoring (below temp sensor so I assume nothing to measure = very little warning) STINK

 

Take the Day off work Wednesday head over to see Graham Ekins (Avenger/Humber club spares Guru

 

$25 for new Head & Intake/Exhaust Gaskets

 

Drop Rad off at A & D Radiators on Cook Street as per recommendations quote for $300

 

Head off Wed Night

 

Head back on Thurs night / new oil filter

 

Radiator ready Fri morning Install 11am

 

Leave for Leadfoot 1pm DVK via Vinegar Hill (not testing fresh setup over Napier : Taupo's its 3hrs to Taupo either way we go from here)

 

808 miles @ 3500 rpms / 1300km Back to Dvk 10pm Monday Night mostly trouble free motoring 

 

SO STOKED

 

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car literally turns heads, and gets comments wherever we stop

 

they are like Belly Buttons, everyone has had one or knows someone with one!

 

only issue was a sticking caliper, was grinding metal / changed pads in the carpark at Leadfoot, made the last half hour into Whitianga interesting Fri Night

 

will do a massive post with a dump of pics from the weekends adventures & a list of people to thank & congratulate, now to count costs & see if there's any money left for my Nat's entry

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How do you celebrate 10 years of OS Nats?

 

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Spares for years, & my only actual 2nd Alpine (that I know of) put it next to the rest, cheers

 

turns out its a 76 twin for my Orange Alpine : chooooice

 

www.carjam.co.nz/report/?ref=DCFA81FC

 

Jokers Avenging Hill men Discussion << Link / discuss there

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oh yea and the joy factory currently sits like this

 

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Oranges & reds & stuff (Blue & gold dress or White & blue Hue?)

 

join the other Roote's weirdo's over on www.Avenger.co.nz : there's even some free parts going if you look in the right thread

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Ok so she's in the 'shop'

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Nick says I need a new / replacement head & Valves due to cracks & stuff

sooo what's my best option?

I do have the twin Blue one (on the back or the tow truck scroll up) thats also a 76 Alpine TC (only difference is manual)

 

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a 72 1500 (brown one in pic) which i drove to where it is now (nothing in the one to the left of it)

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with the thought that a 1500 head on a 1600 block ups compression / power? but is that what I want / need with an automatic car?

then there's the Chrysler Wagon newest & possibly the best bet in my mind?

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was also a runner till parked up on pete's farm & the springs raided for the Rally car / not entirely sure if its a 1600 (no reason to think otherwise) has LPG / CNG fitted, will this have affected it in any way?

gave Kiera my original 1600 head off this car Project thread here : http://www.avenger.co.nz/forum/index.php?topic=40.0

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in return I have her 1300 head (or is her's 1600? cant recall) with a burnt out exhaust valve

edit carjam says its CC rating = 1,600cc (still a 1975 / 41 year old head)

that's the immediate simplest option with a new set of valves etc

aware ideally I would like to find a "S" stamped big valve head but happy to use what I have for now without spending squillions

thoughts & input please into the discussion thread 

Jokers Avenging Hill men Discussion << Link / discuss there

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Fixed until the next thing breaks

 

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Big thank you list for all the work I 'appear' to have done to this car to date
 
My Brother Kyle & his Partner Lisa for delivering the car in 2012
J A Davison Motor Engineer for gearbox assistance & oem part (previous owner once removed)
Richard for hosting www.Avenger.co.nz
Wier's for parts & spare cars
Chris, Amanda, Lea, Kyle & Lucy Berkahn for painting / prepping / sanding & polishing the car over New Years
Scrimy as well for lending a hand
Nick @ ProTune Automotive for getting it on the road (more than once & sorting this head job out)
Car & Boz for the emergency Headgasket 2 night's before Leadfoot Festival
A&D Radiator Services for the re-cored Radiator
Allan @ Agnew's Autos for the tappet reset on the fly on the way there
Warwick for electrical
Graham aka avengerparts on here for the Gaskets & assistance (10-5's Dad)
Geoff aka sunbeam on here for parts, Gearbox & heater Hoses
My workers for putting up with a car in a Wood-work shop once or twice over the last few years
and my partner Amy who puts up with it all & I beleive enjoys the adventures
 
and of course oldschool.co.nz​ for being lush
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Litterally driving the tits of it & this bit wore out

 

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Speedo drive, lucky I still had the OEM gearbag in the shed (the Chrysler Wagon makes a great Shed for parts)

 

had it out in two tics & hopefully fresh WOF this arvo, a few other things like no brake lights & such getting sorted at same time

 

can anyone tell me about this drive? Colour is important apparently & just planning ahead 'for next time'

 

is it specific to BW45's or will I find one in a Manual box too?

 

at worst I guess could always get one 3D printed or what-not eh

 

reply in me discussion there here : //oldschool.co.nz/index.php?/topic/28525-jokers-avenging-hill-mans-discussion/page-6

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So I had a bit of a ride on a tow truck last week

 

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after a big BANG and a loss of drive, fingers and toes were crossed it wasnt Box related

 

turns out suspicions were correct & this thing had dropped its guts

 

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with bonus Spider in the pinion ruining the plan to 'just' swap the head

 

moped a bit then got on with the Brown Chrysler rear end, theory being the Wagon has 4.11 & that's quicker off the mark / better saved for the Racecar

 

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job done

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Much thanks to Fletch & bro for helping get these too moi

 

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anyone got a Guard roller for hire?

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